What’s Included in the First Jump?

Monday, February 25, 2019

A first skydive is an experience like no other. At Skydive Ramblers, we’ve been helping tandem skydivers reach new heights for their first jump since 1984, and we can’t wait to share our love for skydiving with you!


We get it. You want to make sure you’re picking the best place for your first jump and want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. At Skydive Ramblers, this is what’s included in the first jump.



Before we take you on the adventure of a lifetime, there are a few things you need to know. While our experienced instructors will handle most of the hard work for you, we want you to be properly prepared. To get you ready, your first jump will include pre-jump training. In the pre-jump training, you will be taught what to do with your body to help ensure you have a safe and fun skydive. In your training, you will be taught how to exit the aircraft, what to do in freefall, appropriate body position for the deployment and opening of the parachute, and what you’ll need to do for a safe landing.



Every sport has a proper attire. At Skydive Ramblers, we will provide all the skydiving equipment you will need for your first jump. This includes a jumpsuit, and goggles.

First-Class Ride to Altitude


Your first jump includes a ride to altitude in style using one of our meticulously maintained planes.

Our turbine aircraft make it possible for us to take groups up to 5 tandems on any one load. If you came with a group for your first jump, we will do our best to get you on the same airplane, so you can enjoy the ride together!

Free Fall


Once you reach the appropriate altitude, you will exit the plane and experience the wonder of freefall for around 60 seconds. What makes freefall so special? Well, it’s not often you’re able to experience the feeling of weightlessness that occurs from reaching terminal velocity (about 200km/hr)! There’s no doubt: tt’ll get your adrenaline pumping for sure!


But wait, there’s even more!

Parachute Ride


A first jump is more than the freefall. At 5,000ft your highly experienced tandem skydiving instructor will pull the ripcord to open your tandem parachute.

This is where it becomes a bit like a pick your own adventure story. It’s up to you: your parachute ride can be as peaceful or as exhilarating as you’d like. Just be sure to let your instructor know ahead of time what you would like.

Certificate of Achievement


Congratulations! You just made a first jump. It’s a big deal, and we want you to have something to show for it. Upon the completion of your first jump, you will receive a certificate and a Ramblers T-shirt. Plus, if on the same day you want to jump again right away, or rebook for another day, you will receive a Ramblers Rewards discount to use on your next jump or on a Gift Certificate.


The adventure doesn’t have to end here! Think skydiving solo might be for you?

Consider joining our student program and learning to skydive with Skydive Ramblers. We offer both an Accelerated Freefall program and an Instructor Assisted Deployment program to help you learn to skydive and to obtain your “A-Certificate” accreditation through the Australian Parachute Federation.

As an experienced skydiver, I took my whole family to Ramblers to introduce each of them to a tandem jump. Ramblers is an awesome experience for tandems and for fun jumpers.

Erin Gillespie

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